Lots of mixed fishing reports coming from the inshore fishermen this week. Snook fishing around the bridges at night seems to have slowed down dramatically, but there are still some fishing biting down there. There have been multiple good reports of hot action around Munyon Island and McArthur State Park with Snook, Jacks and some Bluefish on Finger Mullet this week. Throwing walk-the-dog style topwater lures or poppers to these fish feeding on finger mullet is an absolute blast. Your best shot is around low light conditions like sunrise, sunset and at night. A few Sheepshead and Black Drum have started popping up in reports this week on live and frozen shrimp and sand fleas.
How is the bite in Jupiter, West Palm Beach and Boynton Beach? Bottom fishing has been the talk of the town this past week with some huge muttons being reported around 90’ of water. The Sailfishing was slow this week mainly due to the southeast wind and swell. The bite will pick right back up though once the wind switches back over to north, or northeast. There was a good Wahoo bite this week from West Palm Beach, south and of course, over in the Bahamas. No real great Dolphin reports this week, but the reports that did come in all said the fish were between 400-600’ of water and caught while trolling. The Kingfish bite has been spotty at best around the 120’ ledge this week but guys targeting them have still managed a few.
There has been a decent Spanish Mackerel and Kingfish bite around the Juno Pier this week. Anglers are catching the Spanish Mackerel on small spoons or crappie jigs underneath a popping cork. The Kingfish have been biting swimming plugs like the Rapala X-Rap in the morning at first light. Blacktip and Spinner sharks have been swimming around the Juno Pier and surrounding beaches in large numbers recently if you’re looking to hook into something that pulls some serious drag. Both Pompano and Bluefish have been slow this week. There are definitely a few hanging around, but either species has been reportedly difficult to catch.